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Israeli occupation forces invade four West Bank cities, kidnap seven Palestinian civilians

Israeli occupation forces kidnap civilian east of Jerusalem

Date: 18 / 09 / 2008  Time:  16:20
Jerusalem – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped a resident of Al-Eizariya near Jerusalem on Thursday, the man’s brother said.

Soldiers surrounded the house of Ra’ed Fayez Saleh Emteir, his brother said, before storming it and a store owned by the detainee.

He reported that soldiers destroyed property and that the brother was taken to an undisclosed location.

Ra’ed has been kidnapped twice in the past and had been released six months earlier. He is affiliated with Fatah.

Israeli occupation forces kidnap three civilians at Al-Jalazun camp

Date: 18 / 09 / 2008  Time:  12:23
Bethlehem – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped three civilians from Al-Jalazun Refugee Camp north of Ramallah early Thursday morning.

Local sources said that an Israeli occupation army unit stormed the camp and detained Aysar Abdel Majid Salah, Mohammad Rushdi Salah and Mo’taz Ahmad Nakhlah.

Israeli occupation forces kidnap two Palestinians in Nablus

Date: 18 / 09 / 2008  Time:  11:06
Nablus – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped two Palestinians Thursday morning in the Qaryut village south of Nablus, sources said.

Palestinian security sources told a Ma’an correspondent that Israeli forces raided the city early on Thursday morning and stormed the houses of 15-year-old Mohammad Ubeid in Nablus’s old city and 34-year-old Jihad Badawi in Quryut.

Israeli occupation forces kidnap boy from Duheisha camp

Date: 18 / 09 / 2008  Time:  10:34
Bethlehem – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation intelligence services kidnapped a boy at Etzion Detention Center south of Bethlehem on Wednesday after he followed a request to meet officers there, security sources said.

The intelligence services reportedly detained 16-year-old Basel Usamah Al-Ayasah, a resident of the Duheisha Refugee Camp. Basel was then transferred to an unknown location.

Israeli occupation forces kidnap seven West Bank residents

Thursday September 18, 2008 15:02 by IMEMC Staff - IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli occupation troops kidnapped on Thursday seven West Bank residents from the cities of Nablus, Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah.

Witnesses said that several armored vehicles swept into the Nablus city, breaking into the city's old neighborhoods and detaining a 15-year-old boy. In southern Nablus, an Israeli contingent took prisoner a 35-year-old man, after searching his house, witnesses added.

Meanwhile, the Israeli intelligence service held a 16-year-old Basil Eliasa, at a detention center near the Dehaisha refugee camp, south of the city. Palestinian security sources in the Bait Ommar village to the north of Hebron city, said that a large Israeli occupation force broke into the city, arresting a 19-year-old university student.

The sources reported that the Israeli occupation troops vandalized the house of that student , smashing his windows and throwing copies of the Holy Quran on the floor, then forcing inhabitants out. In the Aljalazoun refugee camp, to the north of Ramallah city, the Israeli army detained three youth after breaking into their houses and messing up with things inside.

Witnesses said that a contingent of the troops broke into the Jalazoun, stormed a number of houses and kidnapped Awad Nakhla, 22, Mohammad Salah, 22 and Aysar Salah,21.

Israeli occupation army campaigns of kidnapping natives and holding them as political prisoners continue throughout the West Bank on almost a daily basis. Over 12,000 such prisoners are held by Israeli occupation government, many in harsh conditions and many in "administrative detentions" without charges.

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